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No extra funding for Idaho roads next year

The funding increases for roads and bridges that Idaho lawmakers approved last year have cut the state’s maintenance backlog by a third, leaving it $165 million a year short of …

Zombie paranoia, abuse fueled Coeur d’Alene slayings, lawyer says

The parents of Eldon Gale Samuel III were abusive drug addicts constantly on the move in California, leaving their son to care for his autistic brother 11 months his junior. …

Idaho lawmakers speak out on their visit to standoff in Burns

Three Idaho lawmakers spoke out Tuesday about their visit over the weekend to armed protesters who have taken over a federal wildlife refuge near Burns, Ore., saying the protesters’ grievances …

University of Idaho opens new cybersecurity training center in Post Falls

The rise in cyber crime is behind a new cyber security certification and training center in Post Falls, opened by the University of Idaho.

Otter wants boost for Idaho schools, higher education

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gives his State of the State and budget address to a joint session of the Legislature today, laying out his agenda for the session.

Trial begins for Idaho teen accused of killing father, brother

Eldon Gale Samuel III goes on trial for murder this week in Coeur d’Alene. He is accused of killing his father and younger brother in March 2014.

Haystack fire near Coeur d’Alene was arson, officials say

Fire investigators in Kootenai County say someone intentionally set fire to a large haystack on the north end of Coeur d’Alene early Sunday morning. The Coeur d’Alene and Northern Lakes …

Woman died of hypothermia near Coeur d’Alene Resort

The 72-year-old woman who died near the Coeur d’Alene Resort Wednesday has been identified as Lois May Falcon of St. Regis, Montana.

Lake Coeur d’Alene home designed by fans of ‘Blog Cabin’ hits the market

A New York couple won a North Idaho lake home in an October drawing that drew more than 23 million entries; now they’re trying to sell it.

Man pleads guilty to murdering wife, girl in Post Falls

A man charged with killing his wife and her young daughter in Post Falls in 2014 pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Wednesday. Angel Albertico Morales-Larranaga, 27, accepted …

Montana woman dies after car goes in lake near Coeur d’Alene Resort

A Montana woman died Wednesday morning after her car was found partially submerged at a boat launch near the Coeur d’Alene Resort. The 72 year-old woman from Great Falls was …

Eastern, Idaho bring perfect league records to showdown

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller figures she gained a few gray hairs last weekend, but her young team gained something more important. Confidence.

Prosecutors seek death penalty in slaying of CdA officer

The Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office will seek the death penalty for Jonathan Renfro, the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene Police sergeant last year, if he is convicted of …

Women’s basketball roundup: Rodriguez helps send Utah past Washington State

Danielle Rodriguez made a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds left to help Utah beat Washington State 73-71 in a Pac-12 Conference game Saturday night in Salt Lake City. The win …

Chad Sherwood, Perrion Callandret carry Idaho to Big Sky men’s basketball victory

Chad Sherwood hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Idaho the lead with 3 minutes, 8 seconds left, and Perrion Callandret converted 11 of 12 from the free-throw line in the final …

Four corners: Idaho

Nine days after ending nonleague play with a 68-51 win at UC Davis, the Vandals open Big Sky Conference play at North Dakota.

GU’s Shelby Cheslek grows into leadership role

Shelby Cheslek is having another growth spurt.

Gonzaga freshman Jill Barta makes impact off the bench

The Gonzaga women haven’t won five out of their last six games without making a few adjustments.

Hagadone pulls plans for new Coeur d’Alene Resort tower

Hagadone Hospitality said its has suspended plans to build a 12-story addition to the Coeur d’Alene Resort after members of a city commission criticized some elements of the tower’s design. …

Snowmaking becoming a game-changer for area ski resorts

Snowmaking equipment, once thought of as expensive and exotic, is now thought of as insurance for area ski resorts.

City board questions features of new Coeur d’Alene Resort tower

A proposed new hotel wing at the Coeur d’Alene Resort would blend in better with the existing hotel and convention center if the flat roofline had more variation, members of …

Wide receiver Alfonso Onunwor highlights Idaho’s midyear class

Paul Petrino can comb through his resume at the receivers position and roll off names such as Harry Douglas and Roddy White from his one season as receivers coach with …

N. Idaho credit union robber gets 4-year sentence

An Alaska man who robbed a credit union in North Idaho in July was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison followed by three years of probation. Karl Erik Erickson, …

Coeur d’Alene man gets prison term for child porn

A Coeur d’Alene man who had amassed a large collection of child pornography was sentenced Tuesday to 75 months in federal prison. Keith David Killingsworth, 38, also will spend 15 …

Inadequate health plan at least a start

Proposed plan based on $30 million in cigarette tax revenues might pay for basic care.

Women’s basketball: Saint Mary’s thwarts WSU’s comeback attempt

Saint Mary’s made 11 of 12 fourth-quarter free throws and withstood Washington State’s comeback attempt in a 75-71 nonconference win Saturday in Moraga, California. The Gaels took a 40-22 lead …

Driver pleads not guilty in crash that left 3 dead

A Hayden man has pleaded not guilty to three counts of vehicular manslaughter in a Sept. 12 crash that killed a Spokane man and his two young daughters. Investigators say …

Flood warning issued for 3 northern counties

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a flood warning for small streams in Boundary and Bonner counties in North Idaho and Pend Oreille County in Washington. Reporting gauges …

Idaho struggles to score inside during loss to Arkansas-Little Rock

It’s always noticeable when Arkadiy Mkrtychyan isn’t among Idaho’s five players on the court.

Women’s basketball: Idaho edges Wyoming to improve to 7-1

Ali Forde had 19 points, 13 rebounds and a season-high five blocks and the Idaho women’s basketball team made five free throws in the final 33 seconds to get past …